Surrey University Selects Grass Valley Vipers
Thomson has equipped Surrey University in England with eight Grass Valley
Viper FilmStream digital cameras with Canon
lenses and Manfrotto
The cameras will be used as part of a research project to put the camera angle, lighting and movements of the actor in the hands of the viewer, according to Grass Valley.
University of Surrey professor Adrian Hilton says its research will use multiple camera systems to capture a 3D representation of a scene, from which the producer or viewer could have free control over a virtual camera. The technique, according to Hilton, allows researchers to create a "video-realistic synthesis of real objects, people and environments."